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Celebrate bipartisan collaboration

As a proud Republican military spouse who is also an animal lover and advocate, I was very disappointed to read the recent piece by Richard Berman (“Dogging the Trumps,” Web, Aug. 7). Republicans and conservatives are being maligned in much of the media, and everything we do is being put under a microscope with people looking for a “gotcha” moment. We need to distance ourselves from those who call themselves Republicans or conservatives and are handing over the such moments. Sadly, it appears Mr. Berman is one from whom we need distance.

Movement adherents fascists

Antifa and Black Lives Matter claim they are fighting against white supremacy and fascism. But, they are fighting on the streets and on the college campuses against anyone who disagrees with their ideology of socialism and far-left beliefs. Anyone who says that he is for President Trump or free enterprise or is a Republican will be shouted down, barred form speaking on college campuses and physically attacked on the streets.

Adams right for Virginia

John Adams is running for Virginia attorney general to set a new tone in the office of the commonwealth’s top lawyer because Virginians simply can’t afford four more years of Mark Herring’s political gamesmanship.

Replace NIH director now

Imagine my horror and disgust at learning that the present director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, a holdover for some reason from the Obama administration, has designed and administers a diabolical scheme to incentivize the destruction of human embryos (“Seeking pro-life leadership at the National Institutes of Health,” Web, Sept. 19). The incentive is hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. In fact, this destruction of human embryos has cost us more than $1 billion taxpayer dollars.

Campuses run by mob rule

Long ago and far away faculties ran universities, and students, by in large, got a good education. Today universities are run by professional administrators and campus mobs. What students get can hardly be described as a good education (“Nine arrested at Ben Shapiro speech as Berkeley officials express ‘relief’ that protest wasn’t worse,” Web, Sept. 15).

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Trump predicted own presidency

This year, Sept. 2 came and went like most days of the weekend news cycle. But I believe the entire media missed the anniversary of a significant event in American history: the 30th anniversary of the genesis of the Trump presidency.

Stop supporting U.N.

President Trump's upcoming speech at the United Nations is an opportunity to redress the international body for its failure to promote and defend world peace. Decades of meaningless resolutions have led to thousands of innocent deaths. Allowing Russia and China to prevent meaningful sanctions or actions to curtail North Korea's ability to launch long-range nuclear missiles is indefensible. Neither Russia nor China would tolerate having missiles fly over their countries, so why do they not support actions against North Korea for its missile launches over Japan?

Say thank-you to local eateries

Today, why not participate in National Cheeseburger Day? Ignore all health-food-police rants about how unhealthy hamburgers are and treat yourself by going to your favorite fast-food place, diner, restaurant or steak house and order a cheeseburger.

Obama still working from the shadows

Many leftists are still calling for President Trump's tax returns. This, of course, is just another ploy, like the Russian-collusion story, to try to get something on Mr. Trump that can be magnified and distorted.

Democratic leaders fraudulent

Tammy Bruce's recent piece, "Why Democrats fear voter fraud investigations" (Web, Sept. 13), illuminates the real motive behind Democratic resistance to investigations into voter fraud. Vowing to do this or that ad nauseam, Democrats now have the Presidential Advisory Commission in their crosshairs. Knowing full well that voter fraud exists and that it demonstrably benefits vote tabulations for Democratic candidates essentially makes the party leadership accessories to fraud.

Status quo good for politicians

In simple terms, here is the reason nothing ever gets done with politicians: Every politician runs for office on a platform of fixing all that's wrong, but if they fix those problems, what will they have to run on the next time?

Serbia entitled to resolution 'carrot'

David Phillips ("Why Serbia must recognize Kosovo's independence," Web, Sept. 4) presents a very distorted and immature view of Kosovo's "independence." As is common with pro-Kosovo, Albanian Western "experts" and commentators, Mr. Phillips' piece presents no carrots to Serbia and offers no long-term solutions to the conflicted region other than Serbia giving up the spiritual Jerusalem of its Orthodox-Christian Serbs, who have resided there for over 1,300 years.

Left still puts party before nation

The U.S. economic boom is alive and well -- and expanding. As Stephen Moore ("The Trump boom arrives," Web, Sept. 10) aptly notes, it is undeniable and improving at a quickening rate. Plus, it's happening despite global distractions.

Let Taiwan into Interpol

Interpol is the world's largest international police organization, with the role to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place. The 86th Interpol General Assembly will be held Sept. 26-29, 2017, in Beijing.

Give Lee credit for contributions

The pell-mell rush to remove any public reference to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is as thoughtless as it is short-sighted. There were reasons other than romanticizing slavery that led to honoring Lee. The post-war Lee is a figure that all Americans should appreciate.

Bolster Japan to weaken N. Korea

As a counterweight to China and North Korea we should encourage Japan to build up its military capabilities. Japan should increase its front-line military personnel from 250,000 to 350,000 and increase the number of tanks from 700 to 1,000 and armored vehicles from 3,000 to 4,000.